The competition to secure water from the Nile River will create problems for Egypt and Ethiopia, much as it has for centuries.
Egypt and Ethiopia have been at odds for much of their modern history, perhaps nowhere more so than in their attempts to secure water of the Nile River basin. This particular struggle has been on full display in recent negotiations over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which is situated on the Blue Nile. The history of competition over the critical waterway provides the context for regional dynamics that will endure long into the future. Continue reading Egypt – Ethiopia: A River Runs Through an African Rivalry